Identity Assurance

"In today’s society, in which more and more business is done online, Identity is fast becoming the ‘single organising principle’ around which businesses, governments and the citizen interact."

Information Assurance Advisory Council

Identity Assurance is the verification and management of those attributes that are used to assert that an individual is who they claim to be. Identity Assurance approaches can standardise communication between organisations and individuals so that they can quickly and easily establish trust.

Identity Assurance is the verification and management of those attributes that are used to assert that an individual is who they claim to be

ECA has been working in the field of Identity Assurance for many years, and the ECA team understand the value - and complexity - of building strong Identity Assurance systems into the broader Business Assurance infrastructure. ECA can assist with every aspect of Identity Assurance, from developing high-level strategy, through delivery and implementation, to testing and proving the effectiveness of identity systems.

Delivering National Identity

ECA has been defining the principles and working on the practical issues surrounding Identity Assurance for some years, latterly with the Service where a highly experienced ECA team has developed core policies, processes and technical controls to deliver the National Identity Service. ECA has unparalleled expertise in Information Assurance, Security, Privacy and Fraud Prevention measures and how to achieve Integrity in the overall Identity Management process.

Supporting Business Interoperability

Identity management is key to operating in business today and in the future. The United States has already set various standards that organisations wanting to work with government must meet (HSPD12/FIPS 201). ECA has been helping defence companies around the world meet these stringent policies so they may continue their work within the US through the Transatlantic Secure Collaboration Programme (TSCP).

Delivering Identity Assurance

ECA’s team can bring its extensive experience of Identity Assurance to bear on every level of identity work, from international borders management through national identity schemes to commercial and local government authentication and entitlement mechanisms. ECA’s consultants and engineers can support schemes from the development of policy and business case, through to secure design and delivery, and accreditation and assurance of trusted operation.

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